Three brothers jailed in UK for credit card factory
Three brothers have been jailed for a total of 12 years for making fake credit and debit cards.
The three pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court to conspiracy to defraud.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s specialist card fraud squad were searching an office space in Brent and found evidence that the room was being used as a credit card factory. During the search, one of the brothers, Mahmoud Charmaga, entered the building. He was arrested and his home searched. This uncovered a laptop and documents with fake card details in his brother’s room.
At the office, police found a laptop with credit and debit card details on it, a card reader/writer, card skimmers for recording magnetic strips, fake ATM fronts and keypads for stealing PINs and an embossing press for making the cards. Officers also found 600 counterfeit cards and white plastic cards ready to be faked.
Read more in The Register.
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